December News

IMG_3287Featured Dish – Farmers’ Market Ahi Nachos

Available exclusively at our walk up street booth every Thursday night at Farmers’ Market, Novo’s Ahi Nachos are a must.  Savory, crispy wonton chips covered in chunks of fresh ahi tuna and sriracha sauce, you won’t be able to eat just one.  (only $10)


IMG_3356Featured Employee – Juan Montero

Juan Montero has been supplying a splash of creativity to our Novo family for almost 3 years. A part of the kitchen staff, he has worked his way around the back of house from a dishwasher on up to the prep line. You can see his artistic touches on the menu in our daily specials. Juan personally develops and curates each dish according to seasonal flavors, Novo tastes, and his own imagination. “It just kinda comes to me,” he says, of his daily creations.

 But his creative influence doesn’t stop at the food, Juan also is a tattoo apprentice, developing his artistic craft to eventually one day become a tattoo artist. His tattoo art can even be found on some of his fellow Novo co-workers. According to Juan, it started with one tattoo on a fellow employee and has since snowballed to several sporting his illustrations. He enjoys working at Novo because of the camaraderie. He says the environment and the people make it a great place to work. His favorite dish, though? He loves eating “Chef Ben’s family meal,” a non-menu staple for all restaurant employees, cooked especially for hungry workers at the beginning of a busy shift.

 When not on the clock you can catch him perfecting his boxing skills as a Muay Thai fighter or chasing after his son who turns two this December!